One major feature of this play that draws away from works before is the large puppet, Audrey II, that begins small, yet grows so enormous, two people must operate the puppet just to make it speak!
The originality of the play is of great significance also. Never before was the concept of a man-eating plant brought to stage. The physical actions of the mammoth plant puppet to eat the actors on stage adds to the uniqueness of this musical.
Plot: A flower shop worker raises a strange, but attractive plant found after a solar eclipse. At first, the plant, named Audrey II, does not grow. Only after Seymour pricks his finger and draws blood to the plant does it grow.
Initially, Audrey II attracts customers to the shop. Only after it beings to crave an unusual dinner of human flesh and blood is Seymour forced to take drastic measures to save the ones he loves.